Economic recovery

Martha's Vineyard, Obama & Possible Dreams

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It has been three years since we banked on Barack Obama's message of Hope. Since then the economy has continued to decline, unemployment is still high, the markets are in turmoil, and the state of credit and capital remains anemic. Good-b CEO Monika Mitchell reports from the island of Martha's Vineyard on the promise of hope left unfulfilled and what it will take to fix it.

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It has been three years since we banked on Barack Obama's message of Hope. Since then the economy has continued to decline, unemployment is still high, the markets are in turmoil, and the state of credit and capital remains anemic. Good-b CEO Monika Mitchell reports from the island of Martha's Vineyard on the promise of hope left unfulfilled and what it will take to fix it.

Shared Sacrifice: Call for New Leadership

Good-b Brings You A New Beginning
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Warren Buffet, Howard Schultz, Monika Mitchell and business leaders call on Americans share the sacrifice for a renewed economy.

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Warren Buffet, Howard Schultz, Monika Mitchell and business leaders call on Americans share the sacrifice for a renewed economy.

A Mutual View of Sustainability in an Increasingly Positive Market

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With the road to economic recovery taking greater shape every day, one may falsely be led to believe that there is less need for sustainability action.  For an unprepared organization, business sustainability risk can be equally severe in good times and bad.  For a static supply chain the affect can be even worse. 

How to Capture the Business Sustainability Spotlight

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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First Quarter: the time of the year when business executives roll-out the company’s plans for the year and employees finalize their individual goals.   This is the pivotal moment when direction and overall mindset will be most significantly influenced for the entire year.  As I a sustainability consultant, I wonder how many executives take the sustainability spotlight?

Economist Simon Johnson Speaks with Good Business expert Monika Mitchell

Business as Usual?
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) New York, NY- Good Business International presents an exclusive interview with Simon Johnson and Monika Mitchell. 

Business Sustainability Wake-Up Call

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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If you are like many of us, you may have trouble getting out of bed on a Monday morning after a nice relaxing weekend.  You may hit the snooze button, thinking I just need a few more minutes before I start my week?   Similarly, our sustainability consulting finds that many businesses have been snoozing for a long while and often need a wake-up call to get moving. 

The Forecast is for Sun…Are You Still Carrying an Umbrella?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The negative economic downpour of the past few years continues to inspire companies to carry around their ‘business umbrellas’, expecting the challenges of the past to rain down on them once again.  As a business sustainability consultant who believes in a sunny economic forecast, I advise clients to put those cost and risk mitigation strategies aside and focus on the value and growth opportunity of the brighter days ahead.

CARS(TM) Rated CDFIs Make it Easier for Investors to Support Bottom-Up Economic Recovery in Distressed Markets

Leading Ratings Service for Financial Institutions Releases Four New Ratings of CDFIs in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
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PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 21, 2009 - Four community development financial institutions (CDFIs) from across the United States were rated by the CDFI Assessment and Ratings System (CARS(TM)) in the second quarter of 2009. This brings the total number of CDFIs rated to 48, a number of which have already been re-rated, demonstrating CDFIs' ongoing commitment to transparency and rigorous performance standards. Investors that subscribe to CARS(TM) receive detailed analyses that assess the financial strength and performance and impact performance for each CDFI.

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